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  • 01/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 out of 24 people found this review useful. 1 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Its great for anyone!!!! Tech schools might be known as nerdy schools but it isn't! its welcoming to all types of people from all over the world!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply for scholarships and save money, don't forget to apply early (you get extra money for it!). If you attend FIT take advantage of all clubs and be active in the community don't stay in your dorm.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is very expensive but with the help of FAFSA and allying for scholarships, all i have to do it pay a Panther Payment Plan. It;s worth the money! And Work-study also helps with you're in financial need.

    Am enjoying being here

    I live on campus in Roberts Hall. I love it, as a member the Fifth floor family it is great! everyone is so helpful and willing to have fun. Also i go to the gym whenever i want and joined a intro to fencing Class. so i don't only get to study hard but also relax and have fun. there is always something to do!

    Am learning a lot

    When you come here, you must be alert and ready to learn. This school is perfect for you, if you like one and one interaction. The classes wont pass 50 students. Professors are always available, the student center will always be watching your grades. They are there to help with any type of homework or classwork. I am learning things for my major and more.

  • 12/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 out of 17 people found this review useful. 2 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are ambitious about their education and are very willing learn and work hard for their degree, this is the place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your looking for a peaceful, small, urban college, this is the place for you. There is a lot of activity because FIT is located in a city, but it can also be very relaxing because the beach and the harbor is only 15 minutes away.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is very expensive, but most of their grants and scholarships pay for most of it. You definitely get what you pay for from your classes, but they could improve on their library.

    Am enjoying being here

    Campus life is very active, you just have to get out of your room and see the different activities that are being hosted by the different organizations on campus. Joining an organization is also a must so you can stay active on campus and out of your room.

    Am learning a lot

    Whether you want to or not, you will learn a lot. So far I have only spent one semester at Florida Institute of Technology and my professors are very serious about teaching their students. They do what they can to help you succeed in the class, and as long as you put in some effort to look for help, you will receive it either from a classmate, the professor, or the Academic Support Center. for the most part, my classes are very enjoyable.

  • 12/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 3 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Florida Tech focuses mainly on science and mathematics, so if you plan on majoring in anything that deals with these subjects, this is the college for you. Florida Tech also has an awesome graduates program for those looking to earn a Masters or Doctorate degree in I/O psychology, clinical psychology, and behavioral psychology. This is also one of few colleges in Florida that offer forensic psychology as a major.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that you know exactly what you want to do before applying to Florida Tech. Once that is decided, it is easier for your counselor to suggest what courses for you to take. Also, if you do not like walking, I suggest you buy a bicycle or a skateboard.

    Bang for the buck

    Florida Tech is a private school; therefore, it is more expensive than most public schools. The good thing about Florida Tech is that they offer a lot of financial aid for your tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at Florida Tech. The sailing club activities on the weekend is the perfect getaway from the stress of your studies. It's just you, a couple of other students, and the sea. The botanical gardens is a great place to study or to take a walk. It is very beautiful and scenic that I tend to walk through there, just to clear my head.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers care about your education and will dedicate the time and effort needed in helping you understand the material for a class. I have just complete my first semester at Florida Tech and I feel that I have grown in my intelligence towards my field of study. Not only have I learned academically, but I have learned much about the lives of international students and what kind of life they are coming from.

  • 12/22/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 4 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is excellent for science, engineering, psychology, business and aviation students! It is rated as one of the best schools in the country!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends with anyone, but mostly with professors and employees, because they will help you through out your years at the school. Also, if you can take any basic courses like calculus, chemistry, or english writing at a college before actually starting at FIT it will come at a great advantage! Credits transfer, you save time, and money!

    Bang for the buck

    FIT is a private school, so it will hurt your parent's pockets a bit, but they are really understanding and helpful when it comes to financial needs. They offer lots of work study, scholarship, and grants to make it easier for your parents to pay tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love living on campus! It's a small school, so you quickly make friends! You know everyone and everyone knows you! Your lonely days are over, because there's always someone next door!

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here have a passion for their subjects and they are committed to helping students. They exploit the classes(in a great way) to make the most out of the students. Teachers are available 24/7 either personally or via email, and they will help you in anyway possible. (could be class related or something personal) Teachers here become your friends!

  • 06/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 5 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great if you enjoy playing role playing games, World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Dungeons and Dragons or Halo and such games as these. Also you'll fit in if you watch and like Dr. Who, Big Bang Theory, How I met your mother, Star Trek, Star Wars, Family Guy, Futurama, and such shows as these. If your favorite board games are Scrabble, Boggle, or Munchkin you'll also fit right in. This school is for people who are able to balance a challenging work schedule with fun time with your friends. If you are not into the aforementioned items that does not mean that you won't fit in. Even if you don't think that playing Quidditch is a fun Saturday afternoon or that all you really need is to play scrabble while watching Big Bang Theory with your physics buddies to make a day great, you can still fit in. This school has surfers, and other sports types, we have cheerleaders, we have nerds, and jocks, and all other kinds of people who are very different yet somehow get along really well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the schools you are considering. See what the students are like, Talk with the teachers in person or through email. Look up the clubs the school offers, and check out reviews. You need to find a place with good credentials, inspiring professors, a fun atmosphere and you have to make sure you'll fit in. If FIT is the place for you then don't hesitate. When you do choose a school and are in college find friends they're out there and it'll make the whole experience a million times better if you get to share it with true friends. Oh and always ask upperclassmen for advice. Most of us won't try to trick you because we remember what it was like in your shoes so we'll warn you which teachers to avoid, which places on campus are best to eat at on which days, etc. Make an upperclassmen buddy they will be your best, most knowledgeable friend.

    Bang for the buck

    This is on a per student basis. The school is expensive, yes, not one is doubting that. However, if you speak to almost any student or alumni they will inform you about how enriching the experience is. Students at my school are family that continues on forever, and the lessons you learn stay with you always. If the choice is between a cheap school where you are miserable or Florida Tech then I hope the choice is obvious. Now then it also depends on your major. My career choice makes eighty grand as a starting salary and I have quite a few scholarships not to mention the high demand for chemical engineers, so as long as I stick with it I will be able to pay off any money I owe fairly quickly. If you are going into a field that does not pay well and is pretty overcrowded then you may not want to choose FIT.

    Am enjoying being here

    This school is my second home. From the first night on campus I made great friends who offered to help me study for my placement exams. Within my first year I got the lead int he musical The Drowsy Chaperone and the role of Don Pedro in Much Ado Ado About Nothing. I have taken part in the zombie vs. human war both semesters and had the fun of both shooting my fellow sci fi loving peers with nerf guns and tagging them to turn them into a zombie as well. This game is one of my favorites because it invlolves everyone getting outside, meeting new people, and using their brains to create strategies. The professors are very caring and hard working. My chemical engineering professor gives us as much time as we need and will work late any day to help out his students. The professor I volunteer for is a genius and he pushes us to reach our full potential and make the right choices. My sorority sisters are like a family. And you can find me almost every weekend doing community service with my brothers from Alpha Phi Omega. This place is so great that any one who leaves tries to find their way back and the ones who are still around hate to be away even for summer break.

    Am learning a lot

    I came into this school pretty unprepared. I had planned on being an actress so switching to Chemical Engineering when I got to college was not something I had prepared for. However with the help of a great support system, mostly wonderful teachers, and my research teams assistance I have managed to get a 3.13 gpa my first year. I now work with instruments and chemicals that I hadn't even heard of before coming to my school.

  • 06/13/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, you should know what you want to go into well before you attend here. If you're one of those kids of people, this school will fit you like a glove. If you know where you want to go, the programs FIT has to offer and your counselors will get you there. It really does have everything - the academics, research opportunities, professional internship opportunities, the beach, fun, in a great location, everything!

    Tips for prospective students

    They have rolling admission, but if you get everything in by early January then you get priority consideration for scholarships (check fit.edu/e-mail the admissions department or your admissions counselor for the dates for the year you're applying). You'll also know the decision in some cases in just a few weeks! Same goes for the FAFSA, file early and you'll get priority and also in the past there have been early filer grants where if you file your FAFSA before a certain date you'll get another 1,000 for that year (not this year so they may not be doing it again). ***If you visit and attend a campus tour, half-day, or full-day event, on campus then you get another $1,000 per year automatically if you attend! It's worth the visit - you can get into Florida early and go to Disney, see a game, explore Melbourne or the state, go to the beach, and get some more money for tuition!

    Bang for the buck

    Let's be real here - Florida Tech is expensive for some, but there's more behind that you should know... the key here is Florida Tech tries to make it affordable for everyone with the scholarships and aid they give out. They offer so much to students, so there's going to be a price, but you should still apply and weigh all your options once you receive scholarship/financial aid packages from everywhere you apply.

    Will enjoy being here

    FIT has everything. If you want to do research or score an internship in the area, you can get there easily. But on the other side, it's total FUN when you want it to be! The beach is biking distance away, probably about a 10 minute drive. The campus is absolutely gorgeous with palm trees, open green areas, lots of new buildings, and the botanical gardens with walking paths, and you'll never get tired of it! There's even a new swimming pool under construction :). It's pretty much an hour away from the major cities in any direction, including just over an hour away from Orlando for sports or Disney fans!

    Will learn a lot

    Florida Tech is absolutely amazing in creating an environment where you learn the way it's most effective for you. Your professors will be top-notch, but also they make a point to provide more than enough research and internship opportunities on and near campus.

  • 05/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Math, Science, Space, and Engineer students

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to visit the school and talk to current students.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition keeps rising and received an okay financial aid package.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do here and everyone is really nice. I love the atmosphere of the school.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are pretty challenging and taking AP and other advanced level classes in high school have really helped me succeed at FIT. Classes are small and the professors are very helpful.

  • 06/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hard working; researchers; smart but fun

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work and get engaged in academic after school activities like professional organizations and chapters.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive, but they have ways of helping you out! Don't get turned off just by the raw tuition rate alone...YOU WILL NOT PAY THAT!

    Am enjoying being here

    This was the best decision of my life. I was looking towards another school close by as a dream school and am so glad I did not go there.

    Am learning a lot

    Be prepared to work your butt off the first day you are here. It may not seem too hard to get admitted but they weed you out your first year if you are not prepared or committed to the program.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Need a ride, security is right there. Want an escort at night, call security. They are very nice people and really care about the students. Alert text messages and emails go around if there is an issue on campus. Small school so not a lot of safety issues.

    Greek Life

    I can not say enough good things about the Greek Life here. No hazing, I recently went through the recruitment and initiation process and it was a life changing experience. I will not tell you my letters but I recommend everyone to try out Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Future Business leaders to every nationalities individual club, we have it all. Sports teams including and not limited to water polo and now football. Anime/Manga Club. Student Government. Campus Activites Committee Greek Life. ROTC. Don't have a club then make one. The process is really easy, we recently started a environmental school club helping to plant native plants and fruit trees on campus. You want it you can make it!

    Great for these types of students

    -Nerds. (Sorry had to say it) -Anyone who is dedicated to their studies -If you like International People and want to meet lots of people from around the world COME HERE. (My college bestie is from China) -If you want a Greek Life that doesn't suck or is scary -Sports Scholarships? Come here! -Want a small school, individual attention. Come here! Everyone is welcomed

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Come and experience it for yourselves. Chalk is always fun though.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive, sorry not gonna lie but I think it is worth every penny. Now remember I didn't live on campus so the cost was lower for me and I didn't experience dorm life. But the tuition costs are worth it because of the great teachers and staff that work at the university. If I have a question or problem it gets dealt with. I have learned alot being there just a year, that is priceless.

    What to do for fun

    The more people you know the more fun you will have. There is something for everyone from LAN parties to FRAT parties, there is a lot to keep you busy. Movies on the green every month and stargazing in the astronomy tower at night. As long as you have some friends with you just chilling in the dorms or apartments can be a blast. See a school play held by our college players or be in the play! See our new football team beat the big bad boy schools. Cheer on the chess players and play piano in our student lounge. So much to do I still haven't done everything.

    Food and Dining

    We have the BEST dinning hall. All you can get yummy food. I love getting a grilled cheese, in fact I get it so much the cook knows me now and has it cooking before I can even ask! The SUB has a great salad bar and fruit bar, for us who are being healthy. The RAT or the mini cafe by the dorms is also very good, they have pizza and the best cookies. There are a lot of restaurants near the school you can drive to as well. Oh and did I mention the RAT delivers on campus!

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in a dorm so again can't say much BUT straying with friends in there dorms was an experience. Whole dorm floors would get together and go out to dinner or play games, a real community was built for these people. Dorm life seems great if you get active and get involved!

    Academic Rigor

    I recently switched majors (psychology to pre-med) so I can't say to much. From what I heard I must say the classes are tough but rewording. Being a tech school everyone here puts school first, the libraries are busy and books are flying. If you work hard and do your best you will learn a lot and do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved early! I am apart of Greek life on campus and it was the smartest decision i made. It gets you involved fast and meeting lots of new people. This is important for us ladies who are outnumbered at this school, you get the needed girl time. Also get to know your academic adviser, they will save your life someday.

    In three sentences

    Florida Tech is a great campus for those who are interested int he sciences and want a small well rounded school. Don't let the idea of it being a tech school fool you, we have sports and a Greek life system that brings you excitement when your not in the lab! 5 stars and 2 thumbs up! Join the panther family.

  • 05/31/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The college is really pricey and that's the reason I can't attend. However I would say depending on what you're going to college for it's great.

    Will enjoy being here

    I loved the campus. The rooms were big and spaceous unlike most college dorms. They had an amazing eating place as well. All the students I ran into seem to really enjoy the college because they were all wearing something with FIT on it.

    Will learn a lot

    When I visited the University it was great! I got to meet some of my professors that I would have and met with a lot of the admissions office. Everyone was friendly and helpful and really took the time to answer questions.

  • 06/15/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 11 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    dedicated hardworking (having money)

    Tips for prospective students

    go and talk to the advisors firsst!

    Bang for the buck

    Kind of pricey, but it is a private school

    Will enjoy being here

    great campus, close to the beach

    Will learn a lot

    teachers and advisors seemed really nice and helpful when I visited

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Florida Tech is great for hard workers who really want to focus on their degree and get the most out of there education. There are parties, but it is not a party school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get the meal plan with the most flex cash!! You will thank me later. Also live in Columbia Village Freshman year. Roberts is community style, and while its cool for a little while..... its definitely worth it in the long run to have your own room

    Bang for the buck

    It is very expensive to go here, but if there is always scholarships and financial aid. Florida Tech hands out a lot of money to good students.

    Am enjoying being here

    The school is great. Its super easy to walk around and there is even an app you can download to you phone that has a map and list of buildings (very helpful if your new). All the professors are very helpful and its easy to talk directly with them if you need to. The area of Melbourne is quiet, but the downtown area is nice, and there is always the beach! Plus Orlando is just an hour away.

    Am learning a lot

    Im majoring in Marine Biology and Ecology. I love how the labs are hands on. Almost every biology lab has one or more research projects that you work on for the semester. It teaches you how to design, conduct, and present research. This skills are essential for any scientists and Florida Tech does a great job in preparing you.

  • 09/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you go to school to establish the groundwork for a successful and stable future, then FIT is for you. If you're focused, persistent, and intellectually inquisitive then you will love this university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pick classes that pertain to your major and don't overload on electives. Also, don't be shy about getting extra help from a professor or a student assistant. Everyone is here to help.

    Bang for the buck

    Every dollar is worth it. Manage your time and money wisely and you will be rewarded in the long run.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is manageable and beautiful, as expected. The staff are supportive and reiterate their desire to see each student succeed. It truly is, as the motto states, High tech, with a human touch.

    Am learning a lot

    The Graduate Student Assistants that are scheduled between your professors' lectures really help to solidify each new concept you learn. I used to have no confidence in my math abilities. Now, I have nothing but 90s and higher on my homework and quizzes.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Have your parents send care packages, and get a meal plan. 7

    Dorm Life

    Follow all dorm rules and be in by curfew.

    Academic Rigor

    Always review lectures and take good notes. Good academic rigor On a scale from 1to 10 it is a 8.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention to your professor's feedback on your assignments. Try to apply what you have learned in class to all assignments, present and future.

    In three sentences

    My experience attending Florida Institute of Technology so far has been rewarding. I have learned a few things about myself for instance, I love to write, and I love to read, and I have learned new study techniques. I am excited about learning.

  • 06/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    definitely anyone interested in aeronautics, aviation, engineering, business, etc., but you must be serious about your studies here, because you really pay for the education you receive here at FIT

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are taking a difficult or extensive major don't think you're getting out of studying, and don't have too much fun on the weekends.

    Bang for the buck

    I'll admit FIT is a little pricy, but the prestige and degree you can achieve here definitely makes the Bang for the Buck status.

    Am enjoying being here

    FIT is a large campus featuring a beautiful jungle/botanical garden, multiple pools, basket ball, racket ball, and tennis courts, nice dorms, and if you want to live off campus rent can be quite cheap. Also, the beach is a 8 minute drive or 30 minute bike ride away, and occasionally there's some surf. So, yeah I enjoy being here...

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at FIT explain everything in detail, and are always available; they really are there to help you.

  • 06/15/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    i have lots of friends here and heard nothing but good reviews i will be attending myself in the fall

  • 06/21/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who like comfortable housing: It has options for apartments and the Columbian Village which includes 4 self-lock bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room! The village is available to Freshman! People who love the beach and tropical weather: Sudden rain, humid, warm all year, and a beautiful beach 10 minutes away! People who like to sleep in: After the first semester you can choose from a few available times to attend a class! If you like sleeping in or if you like getting all of it out of the way early... there are options! People who like to get around easy: There is a service to students that provides free bicycles. The only catch? You lose it, you pay for it. On top of that the campus is well built and small enough that you don't have to walk too far to get from you class, to the cafeteria, and back to your room.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared ahead of time. If you are a light sleeper you'll want the Columbian Village for more privacy. Those interested in Engineering, they have incredible opportunities from Astrology to Aeronautics! Psychology majors will also have several options and opportunities especially when going for your Master or Doctorate!

    Bang for the buck

    I do find the over $40k tuition to be a little intense. However, you are given a perfect study environment. The meal plan opportunities are excellent. You either get unlimited, all-you-can-eat at there huge cafeteria and a little bit of Flex cash. Or 5 days a week all-you-can-eat and lots of Flex cash. The Flex Cash is useful for the many other Cafés around the campus. It is convenient if you want a late night snack or are in a rush to eat and get to class, when the cafeteria is too far away. The dorm rooms are okay. Beds not the best, I suggest comforters. However they also have a second option to go to the Columbian Village which is better for room, comfort, and peace and quiet. The sites are beautiful and the teachers are excellent. Despite being expensive, this is almost any aspiring college student's dream Institution.

    Will enjoy being here

    Absolutely!! Not only does it have the perfect program for me, it has the best environment! I hate being cold. Anyone who loves the nice warm sunny weather ( and can appreciate the rain), should come here. There are palm trees and beautiful greenery everywhere you turn. There is even a nice, quiet study place called the Botanical Gardens. There are benches for your laptop and you can study in peace. On top of that there is a beach 10 minutes away!

    Will learn a lot

    There is an Autism Study and Treatment center right on the Campus! My dream is to earn a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology for children and families. I wont to focus on children with mental disabilities and learning disorders so it is the perfect opportunity to get hands on experience. They have a wide range of classes and options such as Abnormal Psychology or Animal Behavior.

  • 07/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Critical thinkers, technical students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with extra pencils and laptop batteries!

    Bang for the buck

    This school is a little expensive but so worth it. I would rather pay a little extra for the quality of education i am getting.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love this school and enjoy my classes daily.

    Am learning a lot

    You can't help but to learn when attending this school.

  • 05/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety on campus has recently been increased by the addition of a free trolley service that allows students to get through some of the busier intersections surrounding campus more easily. Campus security guards rove the campus constantly to ensure safety and serious crime is unheard of on campus. Bike locks are recommended though, due to high bike theft.

    Greek Life

    There are several fraternities and sororities on campus to suit each individual students needs. Although every club has a certain party aspect to them, the clubs on campus tend to sway more towards the professional with lots of internship opportunities through the local Greek Life clubs.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a constantly growing number of student led clubs on campus to suit all needs, professional and social. Major specific clubs like Tri-Beta cater to biology students while general clubs like Phi Eta Sigma are geared towards honors students. Several niche clubs like the anime club and gun club also exist.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for science and engineering students. The Fast Track program allows students to complete their master's degree in only one year of graduate school by taking several graduate classes the senior year of your undergraduate degree. The school has close ties to local biotech and aerospace companies for any student interested in an internship.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A community game played on campus is Zombies vs. Humans. Inspired by the Walking Dead Series, this game pits the zombie team in a tag like game against humans. Zombies can tag people and turn them in to Zombies, humans can shoot Zombies with Nerf guns, and the game ends when there are no more humans left which can take weeks.

    Bang for the buck

    This school can be rather expensive but in turn they provide both a leg up in your academic career and professional career in a shorter amount of time. Caters specifically to STEM students and foreign students looking to start a life in the US.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is less than 10 miles from the beach, 1 mile from a golf course, and has game rooms in every dorm. There are several shopping districts and a mall which the campus trolley service delivers students to on Fridays. There are a variety of sporting activities with surprisingly Frisbee being the most popular. The library on campus has one of the largest nonfiction collections around, although the fiction is somewhat lacking. All the major research databases are free to students to use.

    Food and Dining

    There are 3 different restaurants (Buffet,Cafe, and Grill) on campus and a pizza delivery service to the local dorm rooms. There is a Walmart grocery within a quarter mile of the main campus and it accepts Panther-cash (provided by school under meal plan). Food vendors also sent up on campus every few weeks during various events.

    Dorm Life

    The school provides adequate housing no matter your luxury level. Standard rooms house 2 people and aren't strict about visitors, except the week before finals when 24 hour quiet time takes effect. Most bathrooms are shared except in the luxury housing. Every dorm has access to a laundry facility and great wifi.

    Academic Rigor

    This school has a lot of courses you won't find anywhere else outside Ivy league schools, especially for undergraduate science. This is not a school where you can slack off. Even freshmen courses expect the very best from their students and grades are not usually negotiable. Project based work is extremely common, although almost every class tests regularly. Teachers are not tenured, so you can expect every professor to be working just as hard as you are. For psychology students, there is a Autism Treatment Center on Campus to allow you hands on experience with people who need help the most.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do talk to professors for undergraduate research opportunities. Do join local clubs. Do intern at local companies. Not a party school.

    In three sentences

    This is a professional school for students pursuing STEM majors and wanting to take as many specialized courses as popular. This college has almost everything you need on campus and allows you to just focus on your studies/research. Also has a Fast Track program allowing students to receive a Master's degree after only 1 year in a graduate program.

  • 08/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 82

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone with a wide range of interests. There are activities sponsored by students from around the world and a wide variety clubs and organizations designed to help you get involved. From arts to robots to sports to academic, Florida Tech wants all of its students socially involved with each other to learn how to make connections for their future careers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you research and apply for scholarships. FASFA and the school's financial aid department will do their best to make up for any remaining funds you may need.

    Bang for the buck

    Florida Tech is becoming a rival of the Ivy League schools. As long as you research costs and your major and come with a full expectation of the amount of work, everything will be worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    So far I have joined a few clubs, made friends with my roommate and I enjoy living here on campus. Brownlie Hall, which is for Upperclassmen, is small but nice. The RA knows what he's doing and the rest of the students and faculty around campus are friendly and helpful. Coming from a small town, this quality helps the adjustment into a city environment.

    Am learning a lot

    It's only been the first week of school and I have already covered almost two chapters in each of my classes, along with homework! But, the teachers are always willing to help and the work is not too hard when you actually study. I transferred here from a community college and the differences are astounding. The work may be a little tough, but in the end it will all be worth it.

  • 09/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to sit in the room all day and work Students who like to party every once in awhile but are more laid back

    Bang for the buck

    Its a little over priced because its a new university so it is still trying to earn money.

    Am enjoying being here

    Its a very laid back atmosphere, not meant for those that like the city. It says its in the middle of a city but it is really not. Its more suburban lifestyle. Party every weekend but a laid back one where people jus get together to have fun.

    Am learning a lot

    At florida tech you do not have to know anything about your major when you first get here. They will teach you all you have to know and make sure you succeed.

  • 10/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Small college students. Enjoy an academic challenge. Good at time management.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply here early because of the rolling admissions. File FASA early to get a 500 dollar scholarship here. Come visit campus, I wasn't hooked until I did and saw how amazing the campus is and how friendly everyone was to me.

    Bang for the buck

    The college is expensive but I do get a lot of it paid for with scholarships but it still is expensive and requires loans. But the campus is growing enormously and in the future will be a big competitor with big name schools like MIT soon. And being an Aerospace Engineer I am where NASA is which is a definite plus.

    Am enjoying being here

    I joined the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity am part of Campus Activities Board and love both sooo much! I live in my fraternity house, which is on the river, and I hold a position where I plan our special events that we do. It's a great experience and all my brothers are there to help me whenever I need it. On Campus Activities Board (CAB) I help plan who comes to the school (i.e. musicians, comedians, etc.) and makes seeing the shows that much sweeter!

    Am learning a lot

    The staff here is great. All my teachers know my name and enjoy seeing me in class. If I do miss my class they will ask if I am alright or why I wasn't in class, this can a good and bad thing :).

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the safety on this campus is impeccable.

    Greek Life

    greek life is huge on this campus and there are a lot of different frats and sororities here. if you feel like you are the type of person for that lifestyle then here is definitely a good choice for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are countless numbers of clubs for students. any student can form a club if they get 10 members and form a constitution which is great.

    Bang for the buck

    if you are coming here for flight reasons, be prepared to spend a lot of money. in the end though it will all be worth it.

    What to do for fun

    if you have a car then you are in luck because you can drive with your friends to places like orlando and miami. also you are within 5 minutes of a beach which is always a plus.

    Food and Dining

    this is a college and the food is never going to be the best. however, it is food and i won't say that the food is absolutely terrible. everyone eventually gets tired of the campus food though.

    Dorm Life

    i would have to say the dorm life could be better here. it is not the best and a lot of students spend a lot of time indoors. i highly advise getting off campus when you have the opportunity.

    Academic Rigor

    plan on spending a lot of time studying in the library for your tests and other academic work. this college tests your limits and sees how strong their student body is. with the right mindset any student can prevail.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you plan on attending this college you must make sure your finances are in order before you begin. this is an expensive college, but you are paying for the education and what you put into your education is what you are going to get right back out.

    In three sentences

    the college is designed for students who want to learn in a peaceful and quiet environment. aviation students will be able to fully appreciate the numerous amounts of opportunities that the school offers. if you are not a flight student don't worry because there is a lot of opportunities for the normal student like an observatory building.

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    security does a really good job at fit. sometimes it's too good. just a forewarning, be mindful of where you park because they patrol with golf carts and are not afraid to write citations or get your car towed.

    Greek Life

    greek life is not as celebrated here as maybe some other universities will. there is not frat or sorority row, but there some good fraternities that can really help you survive different courses by getting insight or material about classes that your brothers have taken. so it might actually open you up to good connections if you fell that you might need help.

    Clubs and Activities

    the have pretty decent chapters of honor societies that can really look good on resumes or just help you with introducing yourself to the field. during your freshman year, you have to take a university experience class that makes you join a club, but don't worry to much about that because it is not a bad way to go.

    Great for these types of students

    those who find science and technology to be one of their passions.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    for some reason, the students organize these human versus zombies game like every fall that spreads out campus wide. it's crazy because even some professor's get involved so you will be walking to class and all of a sudden some people go running by and a professor bolts across campus with a nerf gun. i heard it can be real fun if you want to get into that.

    Bang for the buck

    attending fit is a pretty pricey endeavor, but the cool thing is, they hand out so much scholarship! but just based off of the close professor interactions and the motto technology with a human touch, you really do get what your paying for.

    What to do for fun

    it is a small campus but thankfully the town is pretty big. not to mention, the beach is like 8 or so miles away! regardless, you always seem to find something to do which can really come in handy during the down times between classes.

    Food and Dining

    the food is excellent! the panther dining hall has some pretty gourmet selection for what you can find on a meal plan. also, other little places around like the sub and the ratskeller, more commonly called the rat, offer some pretty tasty alternatives as well.

    Dorm Life

    because its a small school, you get to know a lot more people than who is just on your floor or in your hall. there is wildlife hanging around most of the times and that can range from giant raccoons poking around outside to giant bugs that occasionally get inside. do not forget to bring a can of raid!

    Academic Rigor

    make sure you keep up with the homework and attend lectures because it does help and attendance is taken for a lot of the classes. also, beware of all lab courses because regardless of the level, you have to write lab reports and not all of the ta's grade fairly.

    Tips for prospective students

    for those of you who are looking at colleges from a high school perspective, i recommend you take more advanced ap classes like ap calculus, ap physics c and ap chemistry, and study hard for the exams. this is because if you get an ap score of 4 or more in any of those, you have the potential of moving on and away from the general education classes much faster.

    In three sentences

    fit is an excellent school for future scientists, mathematicians and engineers! this school opens your doors to a world of possibilities and guarantees you a bright future by introducing you to undergraduate research, internships, co-ops and more. i would say that as a physics major with ivy league plans for graduate school, i made the right choice!

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we have one of the best safety response teams due to the size of the campus and the amount of security constantly patrolling. there are emergency stations that will alert the security of danger if pushed and they respond immediately. i have personally pressed one and withing 2 min. a security officer was ready to aid me and address the situation. the security office is friendly and often get to know students on a personal level that adds comfort to the students.

    Greek Life

    there are currently have 8 fraternities and 4 sororities on campus. each has its own philanthropy and goals. if greek life is something that interests you, there will be many opportunities to find the perfect one! greek week also is a huge part of the fun and competitive side of the frats. come and see for yourself!

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many types of clubs located on campus. just to name a few: archery, basketball, baseball, crew, sailing, ultimate frisbee, soccer, gow, lol, and many more. like i said, this school has something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    any type!!!! many types of students come to fit for the experience of the different cultures. there is a group for any kind of person. if you are breathing this school is for you. i know that sounds generic and stupid, but it is the truth. even though it is a small engineering school, it accommodates many types of people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is an observatory located on the top of one of the engineering buildings. not every campus has one of those! the pagoda gardens are full of animals and plants as well as a spot for you to relax in the sun away from people between class. a concrete canoe would be something pretty unusual that we design. it is a contest that we have won in years past (hopefully this year too!) by constructing a concrete canoe that actually is operational and put in competition!

    Bang for the buck

    fit is a private school and does not get much funding from the state, that being said, there are still many scholarships available. most students are on a partial scholarship while they attend fit, lowering the cost to that of a state school! the meal plan gives you access to the amazing dinning hall and cafe's on campus. education is still the main concern of fit. therefore, you would be studying under professionals in their field of study. an example of a professor's accomplishments would be: a new form of birth control, leading expert in phosphate water purification, and much more.

    What to do for fun

    the dorm quad holds multiple events during the week. there are inter mural games during the week, clubs meet in the evenings, and every week there is a free movie outside to watch under the stars! this makes it easy to have a verity of things to do! if you have a break between class you can: throw frisbee, go to the beach, go to downtown melbourne (less then 5 min. away!) or relax in the sun in the pagoda gardens. whether you enjoy videos games, athletics, art, or anything else, there is a niche for you at fit. it houses many diverse types of people from all over the world.

    Food and Dining

    the pdh (dining hall) has an oven baked pizza station, a grill, a full cold/hot sandwich making station, a salad bar, waffle maker, ice cream machine, and the list goes on! the variety allows for the large group of vegetarians, vegans, and other students to have whatever kind of food that fits their dietary needs. the food is made fresh and made by an experienced staff who will accommodate anyone!

    Dorm Life

    there are multiple buildings on campus that you can choose from! there are always events going on during the week to go out and get free food or prizes. the rooms are clean ( keep in mind this is still a college dorm) and fairly sized. depending on what housing you apply for, your room can be a single to an apartment quad.

    Academic Rigor

    fit is known for being challenging in academia, but don't that deter you. if you work hard, study the material, and ask for help, you will succeed. if you still have trouble, the academic support center will provide three hours of tutoring per subject per week in the areas you are having trouble. i passed my engineering class with an a because of this advantage!

    Tips for prospective students

    fit is a top engineering school with rigorous math and science classes, so know what you want to major in before applying. if you plan to visit the university, go on a tour. it will give you insight from real students who attend classes and live on campus.

    In three sentences

    fit is a fantastic school for engineering and psychology! the professors are experts in their fields and they will personally help the students in any way possible. i have never met a person on campus who was mean or negative towards me, and a beach five minutes away is a nice catch too ;)!

  • 03/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    excellent !!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    so many to choose from !

    Great for these types of students

    students who want to succeed and work hard

    Bang for the buck

    school is expensive, but education is great.

    What to do for fun

    andretti's is right up street, beach is less than 10 minutes away. great scenery and wonderful restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    food is great !

    Dorm Life

    suite style living is great

    Academic Rigor

    course load is very intense and difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    learn time management skills !

    In three sentences

    wonderful school with numerous opportunities. the campus is beautiful and faculty is amazing. overall the school is an excellent academic university.

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    botanical garden, has a expensive plant that is one of a kind, that walt disney corporation has been attempting to acquire. well, that's the story anyway.

    Bang for the buck

    ha. ha. this school is expensive.

    What to do for fun

    if you have a car your opportunities are endless. with the beach less than 10 mins away. orlando is also a good hour away.

    Food and Dining

    breakfast at the panther dining hall is exceptionally wonderful. sub cafe and center court have decent lunch meals. dinner??? dinner i eat off campus during that time so can't provide much help there.

    Dorm Life

    in short live off campus if possible. walls are paper thin. can hear unwanted noises.

    Academic Rigor

    challenging. sometimes easy. you are guaranteed to get a based on the work you put into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    attempt to apply for as many loans as you can. if possible live off campus. take as many class as you per semester, since tuition is a flat rate up until 19 credits.

    In three sentences

    small school, which allows anyone to be heard or recognized in class or during extracurricular activities. small campus so everything is close. academically its one of the best.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Good. Watch out for getting tickets.

    Greek Life

    fraternities and sororities

    Clubs and Activities

    so many...SAAC, surfing, sailing, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletic, studious, like to have fun, committed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none.

    Bang for the buck

    Palm Bay dollar theatre. Cheap Movies on Tuesdays. Roxy $4, Premiere Oaks $5, CinemaWorld $5. Monday Night $4 Bowling at Shore Lanes. Chinese Buffet $6.25 Monday and Thursdays.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the beach, movies, Andretti Park, be involved with many student activities or athletic events.

    Food and Dining

    The dining is good. Make sure to try a santa fe at the sub.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good. There is many activities to participate in.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic structure is tough but it will prepare you for the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to study and have fun.

    In three sentences

    This is a small college. The professors are friendly. The envrionment is beautiful and safe.

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 82

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    What to do for fun

    On campus there is the Ratskellar, which has multiple televisions, pool tables and computers. Karaoke and open mic night at the Black Kat cafe. There are multiple courts and fields for tennis, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball and more.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple options for food on campus. It allows you to switch up where you would like to eat. You can sit down and eat or take it to go.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is a great way to meet people from all different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the major of choice there will be a mix of easy and rigorous classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with the clubs and organizations. Form study groups for your more difficult classes. Get to know your teachers and graduate student assistants.

    In three sentences

    An investment to your future. Learn about life as well as school. Create life long relationships and networking opportunities.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 30 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    most of the security guards are up there in age and i often wonder at times if something were to go wrong on campus what would be the reaction time of these rather old security guards .. i don't feel the adequate amount of security guards are on Florida techs campus

    Greek Life

    I'm not a fan of Greek life but at Florida tech we have PIKE, TEKE, AXA and some others which i cant remember

    Clubs and Activities

    a bit limited

    Great for these types of students

    great for technical students .. Engineers, Aviation inclined student / pilots, business majors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a massive botanical garden to the rear of the campus which some students refer to as the Jungle. I've been told that this jungle is 10 acres in size.

    Bang for the buck

    Florida Tech is a bit on the pricey side .For my major, Aviation Management / flight it cost upwards of $45,000 per year. Florida techs aviation program has been rated one of the best internationally so with that recognition i am sure im at the right institution. Abit more focus should be placed on the college experience. Student activities are a bit slow.

    What to do for fun

    The beach is close by . Andretti theme park is a few minutes walk from campus and w just got a lovely Olympic sized outdoor pool so that keeps all the pretty girls on campus in shape .

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining on campus is somewhat limited. there isn't much of a choice. i think Florida Tech should look into getting more places to eat on campus as we only have 3 choices and the food tends to get a bit repetitive.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at FIT is pretty decent. there are four main residence buildings Brownie, Harris, Columbia Village, The Quad, Roberts and South Gate.i lived on campus my first first year of college. although a bit pricey i enjoyed it . I made great friends and shared great memories with a lot. Harris Village is the better of the dorms on campus. Harris has been said to be the Hotel of Florida Tech.

    Academic Rigor

    Florida tech is a small knit community with is good for one on one time with professors. In the college of Aeronautics there are 300 students ranging from private pilots to commercial pilots and some that have no flight experience at all. I am happy with the number of students within the college of Aeronautics at Florida Tech because it gives our professors a change to know us better .. our strength and weaknesses with also makes for a better college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard play hard and just enjoy your college life. College only happens once so enjoy it but work hard at it.

    In three sentences

    Florida Tech is a campus that is busing with international flavor. I started as a freshman in 2010 studying aviation management / flight. Florida tech offers a very wide varieties of degrees to chose from. Sports and recreational activities are all over the campus. Although small there is always something to do on campus or within the town of Melbourne. Florida Tech is a bit on the pricey side of colleges on the coast but i am confident in what i'm paying for.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security posts everywhere where you can call a security officer if needed and they can also escort you to where you need to go at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 clubs and if there is something that you are interested in that is not a club you can make one by getting at least 10 people together for it.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for engineers and flight majors, I myself am a psychology student, but we have excellent engineering, aviation, and psychology programs.

    What to do for fun

    The beach is about 10 minutes away and the mall is 7 minutes away from campus.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is buffet style with a variety of food at every meal. There is also a grill where you can order burgers, melts, fries,etc.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you choose to live, you may become best friends with your neighbors or never see them. If you have a problem there are two RA's per residence hall and will help you as much as they can.

    Academic Rigor

    They expect a lot and you are put on academic probation if you get below a C on any class. But the professors are always there to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and get as many scholarships. But don't let the money be an issue as to you didn't attend.

    In three sentences

    It's a small private university with a lot of things to do. The botanical garden is beautiful. And we have a brand new football team.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A very safe campus. No harassment issues since I have been here. Only issue appears to be the crosswalks, with reduced visibility from foliage and risk of auto/pedestrian accidents. Some students need to take better note of the 'dismount bicycle/skateboard' signs.

    Greek Life

    Lots of it. Too much if you ask me. But for the most part the fraternities and sororities focus on volunteering and enjoying the camaraderie.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus it would be a shame not to join at least one. Plenty of activities, most of which are held by Greek life students or clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Serious, 'nerdy', jocks, 'scholarship-ed', tech-heads, business savvy, psychology majors, pilots or aviation enthusiasts.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This campus has a 'jungle' as it's called. It is home to exotic plant species from around the world. It has a creek running through it and is a great place to relax.

    Bang for the buck

    Again, I would give Bang for the buck a 4.5. With one more year left before graduation, I know a science degree from this particular school is going to benefit me. It is definitely one of the more expensive schools in Florida, but also lives up to it's reputation with top notch professors and curriculum. The campus is beautiful and well taken care of, plenty of parking and great connections to large employers in the area.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of clubs! Greek life is also quite active. The beach is 10 minutes away and is my favorite spot to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    Very good. When averaged out, each meal is relatively inexpensive with a dining hall pass. Plenty of places to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms. From what I hear, it is quite pleasant with plenty to do on campus. There is also no real security threat with very few and far between incidents.

    Academic Rigor

    I would have given this school a 4.5 if allowed. It really depends on your major. But it is important to understand that the more rigorous the workload and more demanding the professors, the better you will understand the information and the better the overall education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate. The course loads can be heavy. Besides, you will not retain information as well by waiting to study or finish school work at the last minute. Be extra friendly with the professors. Some professors are known as being not so friendly, but in my opinion, it is particular students that can bring out the best (or worst) in a professor.

    In three sentences

    F.I.T is an excellent school for research. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. While the school is very challenging, the rewards will be worthwhile, as F.I.T. has a very high post-graduation job placement rate.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security officers on parol all the time. Melbourne is a small town, there is practically no crime.

    Greek Life

    Their parties are usually not very good.

    Great for these types of students

    Nerdy, smart, smart, geeky, social, un-social, for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    There are many random scholarships the school gives put such as the campus visit grant and the alumni grant. Make sure you get both.

    What to do for fun

    Beach, frat parties, bowling, rock climbing, sport events, disney, surfing, biking, long boarding, theatrical performances, shopping.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become friends with the RAs, the residence hall dorms are a lot larger than you think (except for Roberts Hall). Study math and grammar over the summer so you don't have to take the introductory classes. Join a sports team.

    In three sentences

    I love this school, it is small, 5min from the beach, and full of research opportunities. The professors know you by name, they are readily available and eager to help you learn. This school is very focused on engineering and science.

  • 08/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 82

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe on campus with friendly helpful campus police.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of different things to do for all types of interests

    Great for these types of students

    High achievers in math and science but still want to have fun

    Bang for the buck

    Look into their ProTrack/co op options to earn money during college and still graduate in 4 years.

    What to do for fun

    Beaches, Disney.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent choices and all you can eat whenever you want to eat meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    Excellent opportunities for freshmen to live in apartment style living with your own room. Traditional dorms are larger than usual.

    Academic Rigor

    They expect a lot out of you but lots of help available to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early for best chances at scholarships. This is an expensive school but they are quite generous with aid.

    In three sentences

    Small private school with an excellent reputation for engineering and aeronautics. Located in Melbourne, Florida with an ideal location near beaches, NASA, and Disney. Student population is diverse with a large international component.

  • 08/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Be on top of your financial aid.

    Bang for the buck

    I would suggest if you are a local, save some money by living at home.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus isn't too large, so it's relatively easy to find your way around. The class sizes are smaller too which makes it easier for your questions to be answered and have a more inclusive learning environment.

  • 12/25/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    i want to make good impact to my team mate at study

  • 05/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 82

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    Bang for the buck

    the tution is high but I feel that the educational expeience was worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your studies, never fall behind. Dont get distracted. Keep your eye on the prize (graduation).

    In three sentences

    I have truly enjoyed my experience at FIT online. The classes are challenging but the professors are there to help you with the course work. The schooling is online but the experince feels as if your their in an actual classroom. I LOVE It!!!!!

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus had great security.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of activities you can be involved in at college. I had a great first year experience.

    Bang for the buck

    I think everyone should have either an experience with being on a team or at least supporting their sports programs. It makes you feel like part of a family.

    What to do for fun

    In our spare time my friends and I would go to the beach, the mall, the movies, other sporting events or just sat around and enjoyed video games.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at my school was great. It was not home cooking, but it was close.

    Dorm Life

    My life in my dorm was great. It helps when you get to choose your room mates or when they have the same things in common. My room mates were three of my baseball team mates. We not only had baseball in common, but we also had some of the same classes.

    Academic Rigor

    You need to make sure the courses you take are not just courses, but courses that you will use in your career. You need structure.

    Tips for prospective students

    You want to make sure the college you choose have all the qualities of Florida Institute of Technology. You want the college to care about you as a person, not just as a number.

    In three sentences

    Florida Institute of Technology makes sure each student succeeds in their objectives for life and career. Their sports programs care about the athletes not only on the field, but off the field as well. If the coaches see that their players are struggling in the classroom they provide you with someone to study with and a place to study.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 82

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    In three sentences

    This is a great university for science and technology majors. Students can learn a lot of vital thing from the campus life. Students are more career oriented.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Though the campus is very open, every other security guard carries a fire arm with them and is a licensed police officer. The campus security office is open 24/7, whether you are stuck outside in a torrential downpour, or have locked your keys in your car.

    What to do for fun

    The beach is always a highlight. The main cmpus is about a 10 minute drive from the nearest beach. It's pretty hard to bike to because there is a a causeway over a river that you have to cross first. Also, there are plenty of free events around the Melbourne area that happen ever weekend, from art festivals to marathons. There is something going on on campus as well every week in the main plaza. All of it is donation based, so it's a good, free time with friends every week.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of options when it comes to food on campus. The dining hall is brand new, so all the facities are very nice. The food can get monotonous, but it is a cafeteria. There are also a couple different cafe's around campus. One is open from 8 am until 5 pm, and the other is open from 1 pm until 2 am, depending on the day of the week.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very unique in that there are 4 very different places on campus that a student can chose to live in. Students are required to live their first two years on campus, unless you have immediate family within a 50 mile radius of the campus. Since I am one of these exceptions, I really cannot tell too much about the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what major you are enrolled in especially, the course work can be very challenging. Most of the credit hour course work at Florida Tech are above the normal 4-year degree requirements, so to complete a normal 4-year degree at Florida Tech is actually more work than completing the same degree at a different institution. It is very worth it, but it can be very challenging to keep up with the load of coursework.

    Tips for prospective students

    One major tip that I have for students is to make sure that you have all of your classes figured out for each semester at least three weeks before class registration begins. It is very difficult to get into the basic level classes with the professors that everyone likes, because those professors are not only the most interesting ones, but also the ones that you will learn the most from. Also, every time that you register for a new set of classes, you have to meet with your assigned academic adviser. If you don't, you will not be allowed to register for classes at all, and there is absolutely NO way around it.

    In three sentences

    Florida Tech is an excellent choice if you are planning on majoring in either flight, electrical engineering, psychology, or oceanography. All of the professors are willing to help out any student that is having trouble individually and outside of the normal class time especially. The campus life is definately energetic during the weekdays, but slows down during the weekends, especially Saturday and Sunday.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Anything outdoors! VERY close to the beach!

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot to choose from in this city, but I'm not sure about what is available on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, but I've seen them and they aren't bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want, don't be afraid to ask questions. You won't know unless you ask!

    In three sentences

    Excellent Financial Aid department, people that are friendly and take the time to explain things. If you have any questions, they are always able to help and answer them for you. They also have an online school that allows you to walk with your graduating class.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All students of the theoretical and practical arts of science(that includes engineers) are welcomed by the student body and staff.

    What to do for fun

    There is a huge variety in the clubs at FIT from the more light-hearted subjects like gaming, cartoons, anime and manga to heavy topics based on the majors. All clubs do meet regularly in at the very least weekly meetings.

    Food and Dining

    There are not many dining locations at FIT but the quality in the places they do have is great. The main dining hall has a variety of foods that easily cater to to the student body that represents over a hundred nations. For the health conscious there is many different types of healthy foods and for vegetarians there is a well stocked salad as well as all types of fruits and vegetables.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is something only defined by someones personal experience. In my case I found that the people I was living with were fairly fun to be around but did respect my privacy enough to leave me be if I asked them to. Its best to remember that every student here at their core takes their studies seriously and respect their fellow students enough to acknowledge that.

    Academic Rigor

    On the academic side of things, you can expect to be challenged by the professors in classes beyond required courses. The difficulty lies not in the courses so much as it does in the professors subtly testing you by making you think outside of the box.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't fail to get a healthy amount of sleep everyday. If you do not have a vehicle I recommend getting a bicycle or long-board for speedier transportation. If only think you doing well in a course ask your professor for a professional opinion.

    In three sentences

    FIT is a small school with a great variety of opportunities for its size. The staff take their statement of High-tech with a human touch very seriously. The campus is small enough that walking to most academic buildings from the dorms take around fifteen minutes at most.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone that is serious about bettering there future! Classes are no joke, but very manageable within your regular life (ie work, family and day to day activities)

    Food and Dining

    attending school on-line.

    Dorm Life

    attending school on-line.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to ask lots of questions, and go with what feels comfortable!

    In three sentences

    I have had a wonderful experience with all the enrollment advisers, they have all been very helpful as well as informative. Suggested websites to look into for scholarships, books, and informative websites for paper formats.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The swimming pool just opened last fall, and is free to any student with their ID card. Same goes for the gym, which has a variety of weights, ellipticals, cycling, and classes. There are also a wide assortment of clubs, such as Sailing Club, MMA Fight Club, Ultimate Frisbee, Sci-fi/Fantasy Club, and nearly every major has a related club as well. There is also a movie theater and bowling alley near campus.

    Food and Dining

    We have a cafeteria open from 8am to 8pm, which is buffet style, that is included in your meal plan. We also have Flex Credit, which you can use at any of the other on-campus facilities, such as the Rat, short for Rathskeller, which is our late-nite dining place. They also work at the late-nite Black Cat Cafe, which has wonderful smoothies, open until 2am. There are also plenty of off campus places nearby, and even a neighborhood Wal-Mart within easy walking distance, so you'll never go hungry!

    Dorm Life

    Florida Tech has a great survey to take before you are assigned to a roommate the beginning of freshman year. It takes into account your sleeping and waking habits, hobbies, how important studying and grades are, and how clean you like to keep your room. My roommate and I were perfect for each other and we had a wonderful year.

    Academic Rigor

    There is definately a lot to do at Florida Tech. By the end of the semester, most students are scrambling to complete their end-of-term essays and assignments. The professors also expect you to do the work so you can get the grade, but none of them want you to fail, and will help in any way they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club. That's the best way to meet people and make life-long friends. Even better would be to join a club that has something to do with your major - for example, I am an astrophysics major, so I joined the Society of Physics Students/Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. Best decision I ever made!

    In three sentences

    Florida Tech creates a nice, welcoming atmosphere thanks to its small size, lively people, and enjoyable classes. The course-load can be great at times, but there's always a professor available to help, not to mention the great students all around. If you love the sun, learning, and don't mind showing off your inner dork, this is the school for you!

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. The location is in the small city of Melbourne, Fl an hour away from Orlando, Fl

    Greek Life

    They have tons of fraternities and sororities for a small school.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like the beach, a little below average size schools, and outgoing students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No there isn't.

    Bang for the buck

    If you attend Florida Tech there is a great possibility that you will get some type of aid.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great here!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and clean!

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Does not apply! But a school handbook is offered online with all school rules and regulations which also lists campus safety, just in case you ever decide to visit the college and or go to traditional classes.

    Greek Life

    Does not apply!

    Clubs and Activities

    I attend fellowship at my hometown church once a week; every Sunday to hear a biblical word and pay my titles. Being an online learner, I have not had the pleasure of participating in any clubs or activities at Florida Institute of Technology, but I am sure as an online learner, you have the same opportunities as an traditional student there.

    Great for these types of students

    Being an online learner is great for the busy individual who work, have children and/or a spouse at home, has a disability and cannot get around to going to a traditional college, or just the individual who sees going to college online a better solution and/ or more beneficial.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm an online learner therefore this question would not apply.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is very affordable and if you are seeking financial aid, getting started is easy with the help of Florida Institute of Technology Financial Aid Staff Members.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy singing, dancing sewing, exercising, horseback riding, Taking long drives out of town, Going to the park and listening to the birds sing (outdoor lover), cooking, baking cakes and pies, and reading.

    Food and Dining

    I'm an online learner, therefore this question would not apply to me.

    Dorm Life

    I'm an online learner therefore this question would not apply to me.

    Academic Rigor

    Classrooms, discussion boards, grades, and syllabus are all easily accessed. The correspondence time with instructors and professors are punctual and on time. Overall, it's just a pleasant and promising setting at Florida Institute of Technology.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always do your research when searching for a school to make sure the school is going to meet all of your needs. Make sure to check the schools accreditation's and it matches what you are seeking in a college. Try Florida Institute of Technology, they care about their students.

    In three sentences

    Florida Institute of Technology is a great school. This school has some of the best professors and instructors there, who care about their students.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    About 25% of the people living on campus are part of Greek Life, and 15% overall.

    Great for these types of students

    Nerdy, antisocial, gamers- people who weren't exactly popular in high school find a haven here. Alternatively, beach bums who take advantage of the fact that there's a seashore 6 miles away.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We like to mess with the statue of our founder in the middle of the academic quad.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a very expensive school, but the labs often lack necessary equipment or chemicals, and I think they allocate money to the wrong things, such as landscaping maintenance and a new football team.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much if you're into the partying and nightlife aspect of college, but there are school-sponsored events like comedians, barbecues, and root beer pong. I love going to the beach, and there are a lot of parks and outdoor places in the area. There is also a lively gamer culture here- both video and tabletop varieties.

    Food and Dining

    The new cafeteria is pretty good, but it definitely gets boring after a while, and the veggies are often covered in salt or butter- not the healthiest. There aren't many options for people with dietary restrictions, either. Overall, though, you won't starve and there are enough places to eat that you make it out alive.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the RAs are pretty chill, but the walls are thin, you can't do much to decorate. and there's not much recourse for disruptive majors. Still, if you get good roommates, the areas are pretty spacious and it can be fun.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some B.S. courses, as at any college, but most of them are rather difficult, especially the higher level math and chemistry courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off freshman year! The classes aren't much fun, since you're still getting the preliminary classes out of the way, but you'll need them later during more major-specific classes.

    In three sentences

    This is a nerd school, not a party school! It's very fast-paced and competitive, but there are a lot of opportunities. Since it's so small, the professors know you by name, and most people have overlapping groups of friends.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There is never a concern with safety from the students or the community in and around the campus.

    Greek Life

    I do not participate in greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I participate in NSBE, bowling, football (club), debate, robotics, and other social events as they come.

    Great for these types of students

    This institution is great for any dedicated student regardless of major. Any student that understands what is necessary to compete and thrive in any situation will take advantage of everything that is offered.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite location is the entrance under the palm trees. Coming or going, you feel like you have accomplished success and have much more ahead of you.

    Bang for the buck

    It has never been more true that you get what you pay for. College is an investment in you future and from day one you are living your future. The opportunities are endless and the investments pays dividends in the first semester

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy exercising, reading, bowling, outdoors activities with friends, debate, and constant learning.

    Food and Dining

    There are numerous options that are nutritional, appetizing, and worth the cost. I would consider this dining experience as meals and not as dorm food.

    Dorm Life

    I chose to live off campus but through tours and experience, this campus has some of the best dorm and campus apartment living in the country. The location plays a nice role in providing a calming atmosphere outside of the classroom.

    Academic Rigor

    There are numerous opportunities but they are not simply given. Once presented, a student must grasp it and do the most with it. All of the work, learning, and networking pays dividends.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would strongly recommend visiting the campus multiple times if possible. There is so much to learn before orientation about the opportunities presented to students. The faculty is available and eager to learn about you and engage in interaction. They want to help and easily accessible.

    In three sentences

    Florida Institute of Technology is the place where I want and need to be. It gives students the necessary resources and skills to improve as people and innovaters. This institution is undoubtedly a bridge for individuals to grow during their time there as well as long after graduation.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never once been afraid to walk around campus. My first year there I didn't hear about any crimes not even petty ones. I didn't even know anyone who's bike had been stolen! The security guards are also really nice and helpful. They go out of their way and go above and beyond to make sure that the campus and most importantly you are safe. There are call boxes set up all over campus and they work 24/7 so if you ever feel like you need an escort you can call security and one of the guys will show up right way.

    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated and hard working students Students who want small class sizes and professors who care enough to learn your name Students who love the warm Florida weather and beaches

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Buffalo Wrap Thursdays at The Sub Hanging out in the botanical gardens The zero-gravity chairs on the 4th floor of Evans library

    What to do for fun

    There is always Melbourne beach which is only 10-15 minutes away, Andretti's has a go-cart track and laser tag and is only 5 minutes away. There is also Downtown Melbourne which has a lot of great restaurants and stores, and every 2 Saturday they do a street fair which is also a lot of fun to go to.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. I've visited other colleges and had the food in their dining halls and it was mediocre at best, but Panther Dining is actually pretty good. And it's consistent. It's rare that you go in and find something that you won't like. There is also The Rathskeller and Black Kat which is great if you are feeling up for some junk food or something deep fried, and the Black Kat has some of the BEST milkshakes I've ever had. The Sub is also really good, the Buffalo Chicken Wraps that they serve on Thursdays are to die for. It's also great if you feel like eating something that tastes homemade.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing! They make every effort to make sure freshmen meet their fellow students and enjoy what is typically their first year away from home. The dorms are also clean, relatively spacious, and comfortable. Unfortunately some of the housing on campus isn't that conveniently located, but the campus is small so it's not that big of a deal. Also, the internet in a couple of the dorms can be finicky. All in all though, it's really easy to feel at home at FIT.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard, but they are geared to teach you what you need to know, and know it well. There is a reason why FIT is top tier school, and their students have the highest starting salary upon graduation for the state of Florida.

    Tips for prospective students

    You are going to have to work hard and study a lot as the classes are hard, but you WILL learn. You won't leave this school without knowing your desired profession inside out and backwards. Also, bring an umbrella with you at all times, it WILL rain, and you WILL get wet.

    In three sentences

    Florida Tech is an amazing school with small class sizes, attentive professors, and a great sense of community. The location is also great as the surrounding area is beautiful and campus is only a 10-15 minute drive from the beach.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I'm an online student so this does not apply.

    Food and Dining

    I'm an online student so this does not apply.

    Dorm Life

    I'm an online student so this does not apply.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stick to the homework schedule as each semester is condensed and packed full of learning materials.

    In three sentences

    I am attending online to obtain my Bachelor's degree. The coursework has been challenging, the teacher's helpful, and the whole experience has been a good one. I would recommend this school to anyone that asked.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Science geeks and computer nerds! Or anyone interested in space, and aerospace! NASA is not too far up the coast!

    What to do for fun

    The beach, rivers and Indian River lagoon are all nearby, meaning surfing, kayaking, swimming, fishing and more are easily accessible on a daily basis. There's a small downtown with some nice shops, but its more of a place to be outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    Improving, but pretty standard cafeteria food. Good coffee though!

    Dorm Life

    Not so exciting, and the old dorms are pretty dreary. But people are nice and it is a good way to get integrated your first year.

    Academic Rigor

    If you study, you can do it! If you're lax, participation and effort can sometimes save you, depending on the professor!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are plenty of clubs, but plenty more to be made - and it's pretty easy to start your own one. Take initiative and participate and the professors will consider that when grading you and you will receive more opportunities to be involved in research.

    In three sentences

    A very friendly, welcoming institution that is still striving to grow. The best quality is that you can be involved with research and work with wonderful professors from the get-go. The downside? I can't help but feel that they're taking me for a ride with the crazy tuition fees. It's a great place, if you can afford it!

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is on-call 24/7. There are also handy blue lights that mark call boxes so you can call security and ask for a ride at night.

    Greek Life

    It's here... But there's not a lot of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally a club for anything and everything. If you can't find it, you can start it!

    Great for these types of students

    Engineers definitely make up the majority of the student population, but I'm a psych. major and it's still great! The programs and research opportunities they have here are astounding.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a botanical garden on campus!

    Bang for the buck

    Room and board seems steep, but the tuition is what it's worth.

    What to do for fun

    The main thing to do for fun is go to the beach! If you don't have a car, there's always the pool on campus as well which is really nice. Our floor has movie nights all the time and we take turns making popcorn which is fun too.

    Food and Dining

    The Panther Dining Hall is pretty good. It's an all day, all you can eat buffet. I would recommend only getting the 5 day plan, otherwise you get sick of what they serve after awhile. The food is always hot and fresh, and the facility is only a year old!

    Dorm Life

    I live in Roberts Hall, which is an all Freshman dorm. I would highly recommend doing this to all incoming freshman because it's a great way to meet people and make friends! Otherwise, housing is very comparable to that of other campuses.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your schedule, your classes may be easier or harder. The work load for some classes is really easy, but others you really need to study for. It all depends on the class and the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know people! Don't sit in your dorm room by yourself. The college experience is so much more fun if you have friends to share it with, and the more the merrier! Also, it's not just a school for engineers.

    In three sentences

    The Florida Institute of Technology is everything you would hope for from a school in Florida. Not only are the academics tailored to your major, but you're only a few minutes away from the beach. It's a great campus, full of great people.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I am a night person, so I go to the gym late at night and find myself studying and doing homework in the library or academic support center. This means a lot of late night walks back to my dorm. The campus is well lit and there is always campus security driving around. I feel safe walking alone on those late nights.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone. Being a freshmen I have already joined 2 and want to join 2 more. They are all so interesting it is hard to narrow them down. They have clubs that range from academic, to community service, and hobbies.

    What to do for fun

    The beach is only a 10 minute drive from campus. There is a small amusement park down the street from the school. The zoo is also a fun thing to do. There are also a bunch of free campus activities at least once a week to do.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has a great variety of food and is actually pretty good considering it is school food. It is better than the cafeteria food served at school I can tell you thats for sure. The resturants on campus are really good.

    Dorm Life

    I've made some of my best friend without even leaving my campus floor. The washing machine is on the 1st floor of my building and there is a campus restaurant that delivers. A short two minute walk away is an academic center open 24/7 with computers and study rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are tough but they know what they are doing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be intimidated by the tuition rate. There are scholarships available through the school and other sources. It is possible.

    In three sentences

    I love being here at FIT. The teachers are willing to help if you go to them first; they actually care. There is always something to do on campus, academic and social.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Courses are tough, but not impossible. I find them to be at a level of difficulty that should be required of college students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to learn, this is not a school where you are handed a degree. It is a great school but you have to put work into it.

    In three sentences

    Friendly and helpful professors, financial aid representatives, admissions, the list goes on. Every step of the process goes smoothly here. Course availability and content are above and beyond my expectations.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus has their own security department.

    What to do for fun

    F.I.T. has various clubs and athletics.

    Food and Dining

    Food is very good and has a wide variety of dishes.

    Academic Rigor

    Very rigorous from junior year until graduation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early because it fills up quick.

    In three sentences

    F.I.T. is a highly rated technical school. F.I.T is a very diverse school. F.I.T. has a Hands-on approach in the engineering programs.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    football is the best game

    Food and Dining

    great but expensive

    Dorm Life

    close and quiet that is good

    Academic Rigor

    there are some bad GSA . they always look down on you

    Tips for prospective students

    be positive and do what you want to do

    In three sentences

    the school over all is nice and beautiful

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs to join. There are also intramural sports and varsity sports. The beach is only a few minutes away by car. The campus is only an hour away from Orlando and the school offers student tickets to places like Disney for a discount. There are also events offered at the school.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but if you eat at the Panther Dining Hall all the time, eventually it gets a little boring.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Columbia Village. I really like it and we have plenty of chances to meet others living in CV and become friends.

    Academic Rigor

    It's challenging, and you'll have to work hard, but it is worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    It requires work, but it is worth it. The campus is amazing and I absolutely love Florida Tech.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school! It's challenging, but I love it! There are lots of clubs and intramural sports to join!

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is very strict and will come question you just if you're hanging around outside at night with friends. They're always watching.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's many clubs on campus. No matter who you are, there's a club for you to join.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for the types of students that are very rich, very smart, or an athlete. There isn't really much for someone who is in between.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the cool things on campus is the Botanical Garden. It's a large garden full of little ponds and streams with fish and turtles throughout. It's a great place to go to if you just wanna go hang out.

    Bang for the buck

    Honestly, the school is way overpriced. It is a small school if that's what you like, but you can find the same level of education for cheaper elsewhere.

    What to do for fun

    Biggest thing is to leave campus and go to the beaches around there. Or, if you wanna spend a little extra, you can take the hour to hour and a half trip to Orlando and hit up one of the many theme parks there. Not much to do right around the campus though, there's a mall and some movie theaters, but other than that not much.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is delicious and you have a wide range in the Panther Dining Hall. Its served buffet style so you can just keep getting food as much as you want. Or you can go down to The Rat or The Kat for some smoothies, shakes, pizza, or food from the grill.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I got into the Residence Quad. It is a very crummy dorm, the bathroom floods at least once a week and cause there to be water in the hallway. The newer dorm buildings are very nice and kept up well, its just as if they forgot the quad was there and didn't feel like taking care of it anymore.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses offered really test how well you retain knowledge and your ability to put many things together. You need to be able to work at getting high grades. You can no longer just sit back and get the good grades, you now have to work for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know the costs before attending and know that college classes will be different than high school.

    In three sentences

    At Florida Tech, there are many great opportunities. Just by connecting with a single professor, you can branch out to so many companies or graduate programs around the world. With these connections, you can do whatever you want in the future.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who like to keep to themselves.

    What to do for fun

    I personally just sit on my computer all day for fun. But there are always activities going on such as teacher projects, sports, and some parties.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is great! The food, the atmosphere, and the people are a perfect blend for the school. I couldn't ask for a better atmosphere.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are somewhat old-fashioned and make me feel like I'm in college. Everyone in my area is computer science majors. The staff puts you by people who share similar traits with you.

    Academic Rigor

    I had the toughest semester of my life during my first semester at Florida Tech. The school is very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure you like the atmosphere of the small school because that's what you're going to get.

    In three sentences

    Florida Tech is a homely place that is very small. I don't feel overshadowed because the school is small in size. Everyone is friendly and the scenery is relaxing.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Once again, attending online.

    Dorm Life

    I'm attending online, so I don't have a dorm..

    Academic Rigor

    It is tough, but it prepares you. I have learned a lot, but I also put forth my best effort, and it has paid out so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in ready to work, because you will get out what you put in.

    In three sentences

    I love it here! The online atmosphere is awesome, and the professors are incredibly helpful.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Extremely vibrant and visible. You cannot help but feel safe on Campus.

    Greek Life

    Very present and alive!

    Clubs and Activities

    A great variety to choose from!

    Great for these types of students

    FIT is great for students pursuing a career in aviation to include piloting, and business management

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You are mandated to join and participate in some form of club activity. The Panther Dining all you can eat buffet!

    Bang for the buck

    The Campus is extremely beautiful and well kept at all times. The students and lecturers are mostly friendly. The evironment is conducive for learning and technological advancement.

    What to do for fun

    Numerous clubs and associations, beach, games. Something fun is always happening, you can simply pick your choice!

    Food and Dining

    A good variety to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Encourages interaction among dorm members/room mates. Promotes a drug-free and alcohol-free environment.

    Academic Rigor

    You are kept busy with class work, assignments, and the need to study to succeed. At FIT, only the best is good enough!

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention in class. Complete all assignments on time. Build a relationship with your lecturers.

    In three sentences

    It is a great aviation training provider. It exposes students to the vaious aspects of aviation management, science and flight training. The programmes are designed for success!

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    moderate

    Greek Life

    growing

    Clubs and Activities

    lots of options

    Bang for the buck

    is spendy but it is a tech college

    What to do for fun

    Pep band

    Food and Dining

    Moderate

    Dorm Life

    Resident life wants you to have fun

    Academic Rigor

    very difficult not like traditional

    Tips for prospective students

    dont let time pass you by

    In three sentences

    Very high chance of top notch technology

  • 04/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus has 24/7 campus security, and the multiple locked dorms as well! This school, however, sits at the heart of a very shaddy town. As long as you don't go wondering the Botanical Gardens at night, you should be fine! This school has a lot of foreigners, so the security protocols are a little extreme, but understandably necessary.

    Greek Life

    Not a very big Greek Life, but then again, it isn't a very big school. There are plenty of fraternities to choose from for the boys, including the more famous ones like Pike, Delts, and Tike. However, the sororities are a bit lacking. We only have 3: Alpha Phi, Gamma Phi Beta, and Phi Sigma Sigma.

    Clubs and Activities

    This school says that if you can get 5 students together and get a teacher to sponser you, you can make any club at all! And this is true! There is a Brony Club on campus and a club called the Squamish Club. The Squamish Club made bake sales banned with their special brownies. Haha! There is a club for ANYTHING!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for nerdy, geeky, smart students that don't except grades below an A and enjoy doing things you only wished you could do in high school!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, we have two unusual locations on campus... One is the $1 million dollar palm tree that sits behind the statue of the founder and first president. It literally cost a million dollars! The second unusual place is an odd round building that no one goes in next the the common education building. Rumor says this is where a senior project was performed called The Nucleur Toilet. Welcome to tech school! Haha! The one weird tradition I know about is the 72 cents fundraiser. It is based of the story of how the founder founded this entire school on the change in his pocket because of a drinking dare, which happened to be just 72 cents.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive, but it will give you what you need to succeed in the future. Debt from loans? You'll pay them off in no time if you graduate from this school!

    What to do for fun

    Melbourne is kind of boring to me, but I have lived here my whole life! The beach is a 15 minute drive away, the Brevard Zoo is a 30 minute drive. There is a decent night life in certain areas, but a very shaddy night life in most others. However, you have the wonderful historic Downtown Melbourne nearby and Orlando an hour away!

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good if you don't have to eat there so much! They could use a variety, but hey, its all you can eat! They have a Dining Hall that serves all you can eat buffet, a grocery store for those who cook in their homes or dorms, The Sub next to the book store which is the coolest hang out spot during the day, and The Kat and the Rat pub and eatery for your sweet tooth and fried cravings.

    Dorm Life

    I loved the dorm life! However, if you aren't a social person, or if you don't like greek, I would not recommend dorm living.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is difficult. They expect the best from you. However, they realize you aren't a machine and that you will make mistakes. They work with you as best they can to make it so that you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you study hard. This school is meant to make it so that when you are in the real world working, the hardest of situations will be a breeze to you. They want you to succeed, so let them help you!

    In three sentences

    Florida Institute of Technology is difficult and expensive, but I would recommend no other school for science/engineering and psychology majors! This school prepares you for exactly what you will need in order to be successful! This place is home, work, and play.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Adventurous places to visit.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor is the main reason that university takes pride in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not miss the opportunity to work with the exceptional faculty that will know you by your name.

    In three sentences

    University which shines at the heart of city in a refreshing environment. Suits students who are free thinkers, scientists and researchers. Truly the best of the best that human minds can conceive.

  • 04/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is no place safer than FIT. Campus security is everywhere, and there are emergency situated all over campus in case anyone has a problem.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty average here. The parities are good at first, but once you realize it is always the same people at every party, you tend to get over it. The parties are well organized though, and they are fun if you go once in a while.

    Clubs and Activities

    The main activities are the intramural games and the RA events, which are decently organized, but not many people play. There are a lot of clubs on campus so you are likely to find a place for yourself to enjoy and make some friends.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a student who wants to really focus on your academics, and be surrounded by good and supportive faculty, then this is the perfect school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no real unusual traditions or locations. There are your regular campus events, and maybe a few unorthodox parities, but nothing you out of the ordinary.

    Bang for the buck

    Academically, this is a good school. However, all things considered, i would have to say it is a little too expensive. Especially because they do not give a lot of scholarships for a private university.

    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do for fun, other than a few fraternity parties, which get old very quickly as it is a small school. The best thing to do is to go down to Orlando or Miami, which are close enough.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall at this school good as far as the service goes, but the food quality is just average. It is a buffet style setup, with food from all over the world, but the problem is that it is not very good. The daily specials and soups are pretty good, but you'll probably get sick of the dining hall in a few months. To be fair, i think its the same in every school because nothing beats a home cooked meal.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Florida Tech is quite boring. Other than a few events the RA's hold, you will often find yourself wondering what to do for fun.

    Academic Rigor

    From an academic standpoint, this is a very good school. The teachers are all experiences, fair, and understanding. There are a few exceptions to this, but that is the same in every school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are the type of student who wants to focus on their academics alone, then Florida Tech is the right place for you. You can learn a lot at this school, but you have to be prepared for competition, and a lot of hard work.

    In three sentences

    Florida tech is a good school when it comes to academics. Particularly if you are an engineering major. However, facilities and teachers for sciences are just average. Also there is not much to do for leisure.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is so cool. They have little sirens that you can pull out all over the campus when needed.

    Clubs and Activities

    F.I.T. has a vollyball club that is awesome, and I plan on being a part of that.

    Bang for the buck

    I am a hard worker who has achieved a 3.64 G.P.A at the associates in Arts level. I am now ready to embark on the next exciting years of the bachelors level. Recieving this scholarship will be such a blessing for me, because I truley need more money in order to attend Florida Institute of Technology in the Fall. This scholarship will not be taken in vain. I will make sure that I do what it takes to be a successful student.

    What to do for fun

    When I think of fun, I think of spending time with the people I love on a bright summer day. I can picture this time being spent on the beach. I also enjoy skating.

    Dorm Life

    I am not staying on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay motivated, and never give up. Perseverence will get you there, just do not stop. Last but not least, believe in yourself, and believe in your capabilities 100% of the time.

    In three sentences

    Florida institute of Technology has innovative technology that ultimately helps the student stay abreast to todays latest technology. It is a school that has a high reputation for job placement, and a place for higher learning programs as well. I am truley looking forward to attending there in the fall.

  • 05/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    Online studies

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not take advantage of things and alway study. Never give up on you dream

    In three sentences

    It has been a good experience for me so far. I have not been in school for many years when I decided to come back. With some time, I was able to get back into the groove of things.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Football Counseling Parties

    What to do for fun

    Activities/games on beaches left nothing to be desired. Chance to cycle/roam all around the places for outdoor activities. Parties there left no words to add.

    Food and Dining

    Tasty Yummy Nutricious

    Dorm Life

    Simply too cool. You will meet people from all around the world and you will be known as a global citizen. Comfortable and spacious where it won't affect your revision plan and studies.

    Academic Rigor

    Transcend students' objectives and prepare them for what the future awaits. Loads of extracurricular/stress free experience where you will discover your own hidden talents

    Tips for prospective students

    Committed to help. On thing you will surely learn at Florida Tech is to discover yourself first. Florida Tech encourages each student to try the impossible.

    In three sentences

    committed to excellence. The best ever from the best ever. What you believe happens at Florida Tech and it strive shard to reach the highest possible standard in no matter what they take on.

  • 06/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always see security everywhere (just in case!) and there are emergency boxes everywhere. I always felt safe. Its a quiet and quaint place to go to school.

    Greek Life

    I'm not in Greek life, and there's plenty to do OUTSIDE of Greek life. However, Greek life is fun, and they have awesome parties and things for the whole campus to participate in.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm in the environmental club, and there are hundreds of clubs and activities to do all the time.

    Great for these types of students

    People who can be independent, and want to meet a lot of great people. You'll need those people to help study and get through difficult classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Love the Rat! The Rat has the best homemade milkshakes in all sorts of weird flavors. Bacon flavored milkshakes is a usual Friday night treat for a lot of people!

    Bang for the buck

    Although expensive, I think this school gives you a lot of skills that you can use to your advantage. Meeting people from all over the world has broadened my horizons.

    What to do for fun

    Disney World is only an hour away, Miami is two hours away, and the gulf coast is an hour away. Kennedy Space center is 20 minutes away, and the beach is 3 minutes down the road! Perfect!

    Food and Dining

    The school has a GREAT dining hall, and it always has foods from all over the world, since so many foreign students study here. It's like Epcot, all of the countries are represented here!

    Dorm Life

    I met two of the best people here, and they happened to be my roommates! The dorms were awesome- you have your own apartment to feel like a real adult.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, this school is not for the faint of heart. Astrophysicists are made here, so you know this school is no joke! You need to focus in order to do well here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you figure out if you are getting enough financial aid to come here. Get all of your ducks in order before coming here.

    In three sentences

    I think this school has done so much for me- I have grown astronomically since starting here. I couldn't see myself earning a degree anywhere else!

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    the food is excellent and i cant get enough.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are very fun to be in. you will be assigned with a partner of their choice.

    Academic Rigor

    the academic rigor is about moderate. i believe that as long as you apply yourself well, you will pass.

    In three sentences

    this is a very goods\ school. the environment is great. you will get along with your peers fine. that is all i have to say about this topic.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Smart students who enjoy or want to take science seriously. Very good science teachers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none really that i know of.

    What to do for fun

    I play football for my school. When i'm not doing that I'm fishing or studying for classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough teachers in math and in sciences.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on your A game when it comes to academics. Study every single chance you get.

    In three sentences

    Overall a pretty challenging program with heavy focuses on math. Beautiful bright campus with a ton of things to do. Some teachers rock, others are pretty awful.

  • 08/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    online student only

    Greek Life

    online student only

    Clubs and Activities

    online student only

    Great for these types of students

    online student only

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    online student only

    Bang for the buck

    online student only

    What to do for fun

    online student only

    Food and Dining

    online student only

    Dorm Life

    online student only

    Academic Rigor

    The school is also known to not take as many breaks through the semester for rest periods for the students. Please be aware of the strenous assignments that will stress you out so always make time for yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save all of your pennies if you are planning on attending this school. Tuition is three times as much as the local community college.

    In three sentences

    The student advisors are awesome, they are always there with suggestions on how to stay successful. The work load is horrible so be well disciplined to remain in the program. Try to stay ahead as much as possible to prevent that uh-oh moment.

  • 09/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Sports!

    Dorm Life

    Off campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school to graduate from!

    In three sentences

    Florida Institute of Technology is a great place to study and make your dreams come true. FIT provides a great campus. And the professors here are just great!

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Haven't had any problems at night or during today

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is pretty good, there is a strict no hazing policy here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and activities from robotics to flag football to surfing. If you can't find what you are looking for, it isn't hard to start it here.

    Great for these types of students

    Nerdy, shy, beach loving, laid back

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not many well known traditions here actually

    Bang for the buck

    Unless you are on scholarship, the name on the degree may not be worth what you're paying for. You can definitely get a better degree elsewhere for cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    Beach is so close. School typically has some on campus events every weekend. Also, Tampa and Miami are a little 2.5 hours away so if you have a car, those trips are manageable. Orlando is about an hour maybe less and people are always going there, so you should be able to get a ride and there is a lot to do there.

    Food and Dining

    4.5 stars would be the perfect rating. The food here is great wherever you go on campus. Only issue is that the price of the meal plan is on the higher end of the scale and the dining hall is not open late night.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on the housing you get really. Some of it is rundown like some of the buildings in the residence quad. Columbia Village which is all freshmen apartment style is pretty nice considering that you're in college. Mary Star of Sea is very nice also. Upperclassmen housing is worth living in when you are here.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot harder than you think. You don't necessarily need an outstanding high school GPA to get in, so don't take it for granted. The school is challenging. It's an engineering school and if you want to be an engineer don't think it will be a walk in the park.

    Tips for prospective students

    Figure out the type of person you are and be honest about yourself. In example, if you are kind of nerdy you will absolutely love it here. If you are shy coming here would be ideal because the school is small and you'll get to meet everyone. If you are considering FIT, try to know what you want to do coming out of high school as you major(minors, masters, etc.). They throw you right into the mix of things when it comes to your major so if you aren't sure, don't pick a random major, try to go for one of the general classes.

    In three sentences

    Florida Tech is all work and not much play. The beach is 7 minutes away and Florida tech is manageable drive to some major cities around florida. It's small but you get to know everyone.

  • 10/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is really no crime or danger whatsoever on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something here for EVERYONE to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard workers who love to have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The botanical garden is unique, as is the massive telescope. It's the largest owned by a college in the state of Florida.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is expensive, but it's worth every penny.

    Food and Dining

    By far some of the best food I have ever had.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is a blast, and all of the other students are great.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to work. It's fun, but too much fun results in a failing grade; professors don't just hand out A's.

    In three sentences

    This is an excellent college with professors that have had real work experience in their degree areas. The campus is beautiful, with a sixteen acre botanical garden for students to explore. The job placement rate for the college is also very high, averaging at 95%.

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is overbearing at some times, but they are great with safety. They hand out tickets for everything, but I've always felt safe on campus. They send out texts, emails, and/or phone calls when there is a campus threat just so everyone has instructions on how to stay safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is really big on campus and they are treated special during campus festivals and they basically run student life and student board. There are only 3 sororities on campus and only one has a house. There are about five or so different fraternities however and nearly all of them have a house.

    Clubs and Activities

    I was in the Belly Dancing Club, but there are six other dance clubs on campus. There's the anime club, the acting (called college players) club, and so much more. There's also about ten different varsity sports for men and about 10 varsity sports for women, then there are the intramural sport teams.

    Great for these types of students

    Exceptionally great with helping four majors getting jobs right out of school: Marine Biology, Aerospace, Forensic Psychology, and Chemical Engineer. This school is for those who don't mind a small town that closes up at 10 pm and for those who are willing to study hard. It is great for those who like to be tested.

    What to do for fun

    On campus join a club; you'll make tons of friends to hang out with outside of classes. Off campus, there's the beach which is only a 10 minute drive. Otherwise, there's shopping, movies, bowling, and if you are willing to drive to Orlando there are clubs and even ice skating and DISNEY or SEAWORLD!

    Food and Dining

    On campus actual food is terrible and way overpriced! However, they have amazing smoothies and milkshakes at either the Black Cat or Center Court. The food off campus is decent, but very little variety.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on the dorm you get then the rating can change. In Robert's Hall the building itself is really old and cold, but you will make amazing friends, however in CV dorms they are brand new, really comfy and you will have a more of apartment life rather than a dorm life. Same with the quad dorms (which would be like Robert's for sophomores or older) compared to Harris Village (which is like CV for sophomores and older).

    Academic Rigor

    Current students all have a saying for Florida Institute of Technology, It is easy to get in, but hard to stay in. That saying is still true five years later. The professors are willing to stay behind and help those who ask, but the homework and exams are going to challenge every student!

    Tips for prospective students

    FIT has amazing opportunities if you are willing to look for them. Undergraduates are able to be on professor's research teams and possibly be published. For other majors internships are required for graduation, but the school will help you find them; I was able to train animals in Bermuda because of this school and I know others who also had amazing opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Florida Institute of Technology is a private school, with generally smaller classes, usually great professors (minus a few here and there) and amazing internship or undergrad research opportunities. However, it is not all sunshine and rainbows; it is a private institution and therefore exceedingly expensive and nothing is ever free on campus. The school has the words technology in the name, however, lots of the lab equipment is outdated and very few professors, at least in the biology and psychology departments, rarely use any technology besides a computer for PowerPoint.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The university takes great pride in our campus being safe!!! They are a 24/7 service and you can call them at anytime!!! The whole campus is very safe and I feel very comfortable on it!!!

    Greek Life

    Our Greek Life is amazing!!!!! Everyone becomes very close with each other and we help and support each other!!! The community is very tight which makes the experience great! Our community is small for right now because we are a small school but we are growing. I am in a sorority and found that I mature more and create better time management skills along side leadership skills. Yes there are perks when it comes to being in Greek life which I will not say because you will find out when you join the community. But being apart of this amazing community allows you to get involved on the campus and with amazing organizations out side of Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a wide variety catered to everyone's interests!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone!!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Old School Pizza is close to the campus and where everyone pretty much hangs out most of the time when we want good pizza!!

    Bang for the buck

    You gain a lot out of this school and even if the tuition is high you gain great opportunities to have hands on experience!!!!

    What to do for fun

    Get involved with activities on campus and organizations. This allows you to network and meet new people. Also go to sporting events!!!

    Food and Dining

    You have many good choices for food and they take pride in preparing healthy and nutritious meals.

    Dorm Life

    The RA's is pretty awesome and they help you a lot with everything. There are many dorm facilities fitting every persons preferences.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of academics is all dependent on the major that is chosen.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a heavy work load depending on what major you pursue. Remember to always keep your options open and come into the university with an open mind and be prepared. Use all your resources that are available to you and make sure you try and get scholarships. Also make sure you speak frequently with your professors, and try not to over load your credit hours your first semester.

    In three sentences

    Florida Institute of Technology is a marvelous school that has a very diverse community. Students are given the opportunity to network with major companies and have summer internships with their departments or other companies. At this amazing university you knowledge will be expanded to new levels.

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I would suggest two clubs most specifically: College Players (performing arts) and Florida Tech Fencing (....fencing). CP: great people, very large, range of different committees....There is something for everyone here. You'll find a family here. Fencing: it's a great workout, and you get to use a sword. I mean, COME ON. Who doesn't want sword fighting on a Friday or Sunday night? :P

    Great for these types of students

    Brilliant, nerdy, science-loving, hard-workers

    Bang for the buck

    If you can make it to the end, this is TOTALLY WORTH IT.

    What to do for fun

    The beach: that's a no-brainer. You can go shopping, see a movie, go out to eat, play a sport, walk around downtown....If ever you feel like you want to go for a drive, you can drive to Cocoa, Orlando, Viera, Rockledge, or another nearby place. There's this little place between Melbourne and Orlando called Harmony, and I know at some point (I think maybe January or February) they have this festival (Dark Sky Festival) where all the lights go out and telescopes are set up in a clear spot near some horse stables....communal star-gazing. It's really quite wonderful. :) Personally, I just hang out with my friends. The majority of your fun isn't something you have to find. It's right in front of you, in the people you love and in yourself.

    Food and Dining

    We have really good food for a college. The grocery store(s) and non-dining hall locations are rather expensive, BUT they taste great. The dining hall has good food...kind of...A wide range of foods is presented, but it doesn't change much. You'll get tired of eating the same things. Also, food is better on days that the school is expecting parents to visit, like on exploration days or whatever they're called. There will definitely be foods for which you get excited. You'll walk in the dining hall thinking, Ugh. I wonder what horrid form of sustenance they shall serve me today, and you'll see something you love and start rushing to get a plate before it's gone. There are plenty of off-campus restaurants, too. Some rather nearby. So no worries. :)

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are good depending on who you live with, to be honest. You'll find you're niche. My second semester I ended up spending more time in a different dorm with friends because I couldn't stand most of the people in my dorm. And it's fine because you only have to deal with them for the first year...and if it doesn't seem to be going well at all, you can request a room change. It all works out in the end.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can either be smooth-sailing or whoop you in the butt. Usually, you can tell by credit hours, teacher, or just by observing during the first week.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to study while you can - Not knowing how to study or ask questions is going to be quite a detriment. I would know. I've had a really rough go-round with teaching myself how to study and not having the courage to ask questions, but it can be done. You just might suffer for it, though, before you get around to it. Don't fly solo, but don't be a party animal. - Friends are really a wonderful asset to college life, and they're what give you the memories that you'll tell your family about one day. However, you do not want to become one of those people who goes out every weekend, partying and drinking and waking up with someone who's name you don't even remember; those people typically fail out. Don't party, but have friends because depression can really be a problem without them sometimes. Keep in touch with your family/friends at home - They love you, and they miss you. You mean more to them than you probably know, and you should talk to them whenever you get the chance. Skype and my phone have kept me up with my family back home (I'm including my dearest friends at home in that, by the way), and talking to them is a great escape from homework sometimes. ;) Work THEN play. - YAY! FRIDAY! No. Don't do that. I mean, you can say that, but don't think you can just sit there and chill. You probably have homework or something that you should do first, and, trust me, you don't want to procrastinate. (But we all do it anyway.) Find an organization. - A group of people working toward a common goal! This will take some of your free time, but you'll make new friends and have some fun with them. It's also a great way to be well-rounded. GET UP! - Don't just be a bump on a log! Go outside. Run. Join fencing. Play soccer/futbol or baseball OR ULTIMATE FRISBEE. I hear there even might be a Quidditch team soon. Or start something yourself if you can't find it! Just be active. It's really good for you. (Oh, great...I sound so cliche...) Be yourself. - Yeah, you can start anew, but why would you want to be loved for what you're not? Love who you are; eat how you want to; dress the way you like; be yourself. There are so many people who are like you, you might just be surprised. ;)

    In three sentences

    If you choose to go here and are accepted, and your heart is set on walking across that stage (diploma in hand); if you're brilliant and quirky and you shine in a differen kind of light; if you're a tinkerer, a messer-of-particles, a star-gazer, an all-nighter-puller, a hard-worker, a I-won't-sleep-until-I'm-ready-er; if you enjoy a challenge; then, it's perfect for you. You'll meet amazing people; you'll do great things; you'll even surprise yourself. It'll be difficult at times (grades, money, friends, family, LIFE), but it's most definitely worth the tears, the sweat...the weather...being beaten by waves: DO IT.

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Like Technology

    In three sentences

    This school is very good. I like their technology. On my list of colleges.

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The BEACH

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work. Once the gen-ed classes are done with, classes get more interesting

    In three sentences

    This school has a lot of hands on research. Class sizes are small so teachers actually know who you are. The material is challenging but useful.

  • 03/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Beach about five minutes from campus, cant ask for more.

    Food and Dining

    A lot of variety and spoils us as college kids a little.

    Dorm Life

    Pretty nice lifestyle for being a college kid, unlimited food from the dining hall, restaurant on campus to get food delivered from and own personal rooms and spacious too.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty tough classes, but professors are very knowledgeable on the subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    Not like a typical college, with the party scene and the not so mannered girls, good place to isolate yourself from bad influences and focus on studies.

    In three sentences

    FIT is a great school for engineering. It is not a liberal arts college. It is a highly ranked and valued college.

  • 03/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is a campus that you can feel pretty safe at. There are rarely ever incidences here where security must be called to deal with an issue. On the off occasions when security did have to deal with things, sufficient warning was given to students about the situation on campus and the problems were dealt with accordingly. Officers also maintain a fairly strong presence on campus and enforce the rules (even speed limits).

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide variety of clubs, sports teams, and activities to participate in at FIT. The school has several different division II sports teams and even more intramural sports teams. There is also many different clubs, both academic and otherwise, for those who wish to join. If there is a club that you would like to start up, it is also fairly easy to do so. There also are always a few upcoming events posted around campus as well if you just happen to be looking for something to do on a particular day.

    Great for these types of students

    FIT is a college for individuals who are serious about their careers and want to attain an excellent understanding of their fields of study. It also has extremely good course programs and teachers for fields in engineering, aerospace, and computer science. This school also has an excellent flight school for those interested in learning to fly private and commercial aircraft.

    Bang for the buck

    FIT is an extremely expensive school to attend whether you are in-state, out-of-state, on-campus, or off-campus. One would think that this income would be very apparent in the appearance, equipment, and other things on campus. The newer buildings look pretty nice both inside and out and are fitted with pretty decent equipment for student and teacher use. However, the older buildings tend to be somewhat of an eyesore, even though the college has done a sufficient job keeping the technology in them updated. Labs unfortunately have a lot of either outdated or broken equipment. Also, the new football team plays and practices on the nearby high schoolâ??s field. Fortunately, the quality of the teachers hired is generally very high.

    What to do for fun

    Locally there is not a lot to do near campus. The beach is probably the best attraction that is within 30 minutes of the campus. Another fun place to visit nearby is the Andretti theme park. Those willing to travel an hour or two can reach Orlando, which has several great places to eat, visit, and have fun.

    Food and Dining

    FIT has four main eating areas and a plethora of vending machines. There is a dining hall, and al la carte dining room, a smoothie shop, and a pizza lounge. The food tastes pretty good at all of these places, though some things can be a little pricey. Don't expect anything like a Subway or McDonalds. There is also a small coffee shop in the library.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I do not live on campus so my opinion is bases solely on hear-say. I have heard that living on campus is generally a good experience. The dorms are decent, though kind of cramped. For the price, I would have expected better stories from my friends. Nonetheless, living on campus always has its general advantages and disadvantages, so consider what works best for you when it comes to living arrangements.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of the courses at FIT is generally quite high. Be prepared to read the course texts, do homework, attend class regularly, and visit professors during office hours often. All of these things are almost required in order to get A's in your classes. That's not to say that all courses are like that, but it is the general case.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard before and after getting accepted! FIT is a very competitive school and if you want to do well, you have to prove yourself. Also, be prepared for several obstacles. Transfer credits are very tricky here since many courses offered here are more advanced than those offered at other institutions. Financial aid can also be a pain when it comes to getting answers, timelines, and details from advisors. Be sure to stay on top of it all!

    In three sentences

    Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) is a private college that is held in very high regard by most employers. Its work is one of the most commonly cited sources in scholarly articles today. It provides great opportunities to all of its students and specializes in its engineering, aerospace, and flight schools.